Your money. Your Life.

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Elections have consequences. So do tax cuts. 

Make it easy for people to understand cause and effect with interactive visuals. We used StoryMaps (a free app) to illustrate how the 2017 Republican tax cuts weakened America’s ability to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

Keep it stupid simple (KISS)

StoryMaps are a free, powerful communications tool to simplify confusing issues.

  1. StoryMaps convey a lot of information in an appealing, interactive format.
  2. Readers can dig in further for more details based on their interest.
  3. They are easy to share on social media or embed into a website with just a link.
  4. They stay current and can be kept updated with new information at any time.
  5. They automatically reformat to be read on phones, tablets and computers.

This StoryMap takes a minute to skim, but is packed with information.


Make it easy for people to understand how political decisions and budget cuts affect their lives with StoryMaps. Learn more here.

Co-Founder, DemLabs

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